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Hair chop for charity

25 August 2017 - 10:32am
RECENT Bride Sarah Hodgson will be chopping off her long locks for charity. Sarah, who recently got married to her partner of 10 years, decided she...

Mayor to hold series of public meeting

23 August 2017 - 11:54am
COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie has announced a series of public meetings. Mr Starkie will hold four events across the borough next month to give...

Over 100 businesses interested in scheme

21 August 2017 - 2:18pm
OVER 100 businesses have expressed their interest in a transformational £1 million scheme, launched by Copeland Mayor, Mike Starkie. Local pubs,...

Event celebrates learners' achievements

15 August 2017 - 3:08pm
THE achievements of a group of dedicated learners have been celebrated at a presentation ceremony. Eight people who work for training providers...

Exciting apprenticeship opportunities

15 August 2017 - 2:34pm
EXCITING new career opportunities are on offer at Copeland Borough Council with six modern apprenticeships up for grabs. In collaboration with Lakes...

Last chance to have your say

15 August 2017 - 1:50pm
Members of the public have until Friday (August 18) to have their say on a new Draft Conservation Area Design Guide produced by Copeland Borough...

Vandals force play park closure

11 August 2017 - 1:37pm
VANDALS have forced the partial closure of a Whitehaven play park. Copeland Council has been forced to fence off a climbing frame and play net at the...

Young people to challenge prejudice

10 August 2017 - 5:12pm
A CREATIVE competition is being held to encourage young people to celebrate diversity and challenge prejudice. The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven is...

Anti-social behaviour consultation launched

10 August 2017 - 4:42pm
COPELAND Council is asking residents and visitors for their views on a raft of measures used to counter anti-social behaviour in the borough. A...

'Don't feed the seagulls' plea

10 August 2017 - 2:24pm
PLEASE don’t feed the seagulls - that’s the plea being made by Copeland Council in a new campaign leaflet. Whitehaven, and Copeland’s other coastal...

Copeland to propose drop in councillor numbers

9 August 2017 - 4:51pm
COPELAND Council is set to request its councillor numbers to be reduced by more than a third. Subject to agreement by the full council at a meeting...

Copeland Council launches The Big Switch

8 August 2017 - 9:05am
A FREE scheme to help residents save money on their energy bills has been launched by Copeland Council in partnership with iChoosr. The Copeland Big...

Clean bill of health for Copeland eateries

4 August 2017 - 11:48am
COPELAND’S food establishments have reported a clean bill of health for July. All six venues inspected by Copeland Council’s Environmental Health...

New houses earmarked for Whitehaven

2 August 2017 - 5:21pm
COPELAND Council has given outline planning permission for 110 homes to be built in Whitehaven. The homes are earmarked for a 5.6-hectare site off...

Muncaster passes zoo inspection

2 August 2017 - 3:47pm
MUNCASTER Castle has once again passed its official Zoo Licencing Inspection with flying colours. The inspections, organised by Copeland Borough...

Free sessions at the Beacon Portal

2 August 2017 - 11:17am
A STATE-OF-THE-ART conference centre is offering free introductory sessions for organisations across all sectors. 20 free half-day sessions are being...

Don't lose your vote

2 August 2017 - 9:30am
RESIDENTS will soon be asked to help Copeland Council update its register of electors. The annual canvass - where householders are sent a form and...

Whitehaven pub first to receive Council grant

1 August 2017 - 11:52am
A WHITEHAVEN town centre pub has become the first successful applicant to a transformational grants scheme. The Vine, in Market Place, will continue...

Quality badge for The Beacon Museum

28 July 2017 - 3:51pm
A PRESTIGIOUS qualification has been awarded to The Beacon Museum for its educational activities programme, bringing history to life for children...

Launch event for £1 million scheme

28 July 2017 - 1:20pm
A TRANSFORMATIONAL £1 million scheme has been launched to revitalise Copeland and applications open on Monday. Councillors, media and members of the...

Last chance to comment on conservation area plans

24 July 2017 - 1:34pm
TIME is running out for residents to comment on a number of Copeland's conservation areas. Copeland Council is assessing some of its conservation...

Work to start to demolish dilapidated buildings

19 July 2017 - 12:56pm
WORK is planned to start next week to demolish two dilapidated buildings on Whitehaven harbourside. Copeland Council has confirmed that after a long...

Council supports safeguarding in Copeland

18 July 2017 - 11:13am
COPELAND Borough Council staff are being trained to help ensure the area’s most vulnerable residents are protected. 90 per cent of employees at...

Copeland Council to report financial success

17 July 2017 - 2:45pm
COPELAND Council is set to report a £170,000 underspend for the last financial year, its end-of-year accounts reveal. The figure represents a “...

Fly-tippers strike in Cleator Moor

14 July 2017 - 1:20pm
A LARGE number of household items have been found dumped in Cleator Moor. Among the items left in an alley between Duke Street and Queen Street were...

Homelessness prevention statistics

13 July 2017 - 2:39pm
COPELAND Council’s housing team prevented 218 households from becoming homeless in the last year, new figures reveal. During the past year, the focus...

Ceremony to mark Campus Whitehaven construction

12 July 2017 - 3:25pm
An official ceremony to mark the start of construction of the new Campus Whitehaven took place on site today. The event brought together...

Copeland Council attends national nuclear event

12 July 2017 - 1:58pm
REPRESENTATIVES of Copeland Council have joined other local authorities proposed to host nuclear new-build at a national gathering. Councillor David...

Warning letters sent by Council's Enforcement team

12 July 2017 - 1:04pm
ELEVEN warning letters have been sent by Copeland Council’s Enforcement team over the past three months. In addition to the warning letters sent -...

Clean-up blitz for Whitehaven town centre

12 July 2017 - 8:53am
WHITEHAVEN town centre is benefiting from a clean-up blitz. Copeland Council and Whitehaven Town Council have joined forces for the intensive clean-...

Millom Recreation Centre Revamp

11 July 2017 - 11:24am
AMBITIOUS plans for a leisure centre revamp have taken a major step forward. The proposal sought for the extension and alteration of the leisure...

Market stalls during Taste Cumbria Festival

7 July 2017 - 11:25am
TIME is running out for traders to grab themselves a stall during July’s Taste Cumbria Summer Festival. Copeland Council is offering existing or...

Council staff showcase career opportunities

6 July 2017 - 5:22pm
PUPILS have received an insight into the range of opportunities working in local government at a successful careers event. Five members of Copeland...

Mayor launches ground-breaking £1 million scheme

6 July 2017 - 8:20am
A REVOLUTIONARY £1 million scheme has been launched to transform Copeland’s towns – and applications open in two weeks’ time. Mike Starkie, Mayor of...

Community clean-up for Mirehouse estate

4 July 2017 - 2:32pm
OVER 30 bags of rubbish were collected during a community clean-up of the Mirehouse estate in Whitehaven. The litter-pick was organised by...

Two Whitehaven town centre properties renovated

3 July 2017 - 3:58pm
TWO Whitehaven town centre properties have received a major refurbishment thanks to a transformational heritage scheme. 48-50 Market Place, formerly...

Draft Conservation Area Design Guide

29 June 2017 - 12:55pm
A NEW guide has been produced in order to help enhance and maintain the rich heritage of the borough’s conservation areas, and Copeland Council would...

Residents urged to report empty homes

28 June 2017 - 4:17pm
COPELAND residents are being asked to identify empty homes in their neighbourhoods. Copeland Council has a dedicated Empty Homes Officer whose role...

Market stalls on offer during Summer Festival

27 June 2017 - 4:07pm
COPELAND council is offering six lucky traders the chance to hire a market stall during the upcoming Taste Cumbria Summer Festival. The festival is...

Council to capitalise on World Heritage status

21 June 2017 - 9:23am
COPELAND Borough Council has pledged to make the most of the opportunities that could come from the Lake District gaining World Heritage Site (WHS)...

Food and hygiene standards scheme launched

21 June 2017 - 8:27am
A UNIQUE scheme has been launched by Copeland Council to improve the food and hygiene standards of local takeaway establishments.   The Food Safety...

Distington bypass clean up

19 June 2017 - 3:08pm
Over 120 bags of rubbish were cleared from a well-used dual carriageway in Copeland recently. Copeland Borough council staff worked alongside Kier...

New councillor elected - Millom Newtown Ward

16 June 2017 - 10:56am
A NEW councillor has been elected to represent the Newtown ward on Copeland Council. Councillor Ged McGrath who resides at the The Green, Millom was...

What makes conservation areas special?

14 June 2017 - 3:31pm
COPELAND Council is assessing some of its conservation areas in preparation for major investment on the borough - and it wants to hear from the...

Top marks for Millom eateries

9 June 2017 - 12:14pm
MILLOM eateries are among the most hygienic in Copeland, current ratings reveal. Almost 97 per cent of premises in the town have achieved the highest...

Waste teams issue vehicles plea

9 June 2017 - 12:06pm
COPELAND residents are being asked to keep their roads clear of parked vehicles on bin collection days. Copeland Council has issued the plea to...

Clean up campaign for Copeland's Beaches

9 June 2017 - 11:38am
COPELAND’S beaches will benefit from a summer-long clean-up scheme. Two seasonal cleaners have been taken on by Copeland Council to focus exclusively...

Science Extravaganza at The Beacon Museum

7 June 2017 - 5:11pm
A SCIENTIFIC extravaganza was held at The Beacon Museum today (Wednesday). Over 80 children from local schools, Distington Community and Seascale...

Copeland Big Switch could boost economy

6 June 2017 - 9:19am
COPELAND residents are being offered an average saving of £148 through the borough's latest energy buying scheme - and research shows these savings...

Mayor opens memorial garden

2 June 2017 - 11:04am
A VILLAGE'S new memorial beach garden has marked its official opening. Mike Starkie, mayor of Copeland, attended the ribbon-cutting at the garden in...

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